Reporting Eric Nelson
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dom Barber is a Minnesota kid trying to survive in the ultra-competitive NFL.
He is a former Gopher who is now in his fourth season with the Houston Texans. His goal is to keep improving at safety and on special teams.
“Each year you got to get better and better,” he said.
Barber and the Texans are starving for success. It is Houston’s tenth year in the NFL, and so far the Texans have never tasted the playoffs. Barber, however, believes the hungry Texans are ready to finally reach the post-season.
“We’re going to be a good little team this year,” he said.
Like many Minnesotans who move to Texas, Baber has had to adapt to the scorching heat.
“I’m still trying to get used to it,” he said. “I think in August we probably had 30 out of 31 were in 100 plus [degrees].”
Despite the heat, Barber said he loves Texas.
His new found love for the Lone Star State has yet to eclipse his love for his high school team, the Wayzata Trojans.
Barber predicts the Trojans will win the state championship in 2011.